What are the Benefits of a Walking Meditation?

 

What are the Benefits of a Walking Meditation?

What are the Benefits of a Walking Meditation?

Walking meditation is when the act of walking becomes the meditation, mindfulness meditation to be precise, being focused and present to the experience of walking. When you practice walking meditation, you are not trying to get somewhere or accomplish something, like exercise, you let go and enjoy the journey.

The idea in this approach to meditation is to release the mechanical and bring our attention into our bodies and feel what happening within us, all the sensations, as we move through the world.

Aimee Boyle describes the benefits of walking meditation and one approach to the practice. So here I’ll let Aimee describe it…

“Meditation is so often thought of as a practice of sitting still that we often think if we can’t sit still we can’t meditate. Truthfully, many of us don’t even know what meditation really is; there are stereotypes galore, rife with images of oval-fingered, palm-facing-upward serenity and placid facial expressions, candles and gently closed eyelids.

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Although we’ve heard vague notions of stress relief and bliss, many Westerners– unless you’ve purposely led yourself toward meditation or were born into a family which practiced it–do not understand what it is all about. Can you text during a meditation session? Is it all right if the television is on in the background? Do you fall asleep?

Meditation conjures images of quiet and peace, candles and sitting with eyes closed because the very nature of meditation is to undo the overstimulation of the mind and bring it back to a single point of concentrated focus. By letting go of thoughts, images, worries, high excitements and arousals and low despair and depressions, we can reclaim a sense of balance within ourselves spiritually, emotionally and psychologically.

Walking can serve many of the same purposes. All types of exercise have proven to calm one’s mind and bring the energy into alignment, using endorphins as a means of lifting the sense of doom, dread and despair we feel, and oxygenating the blood so that our millions upon billions of thoughts are crowded out by the buzz in our blood and limbs.

By combining walking with meditation you serve the dual purpose of stilling your mind with the purpose of moving your limbs and staying fit, but what’s more helpful, the rhythm of the walking as you feel your feet find their own drumbeat and steady rhythm of your breathing can really bring your mind back into that still, quiet place.

Candles, incense and sitting have their place, of course, there is no doubt whatsoever. But for many of us who become frustrated with ourselves because sitting is so challenging, or for those who want an extra benefit while walking, combining walking and meditating can be extremely beneficial. Walking early in the morning, just after waking up, when the air is cool and the birds are just starting to sing can refresh your spirit and put things in perspective too. Breathe, step, breathe, step, breathe, step, chant, focus, become one with your walk.”

Walking meditation has been practiced alongside the more formal sitting meditation as a way to continue in mindful awareness. This style of meditation practice is a wonderful way to, not only extend your mindfulness practice, but as a way to practice bringing present moment awareness in to your day-to-day experience of the world.

You can actually practice ‘walking meditation’ without actually walking by bringing mindfulness to any movements you make, become aware of how your body feels as you move. How does the bannister feel as you climb the stairs, feel the changes that take place as you stand or even shift your position in your chair.

And when your minds wanders, bring your attention back to the present moment and feel the sensations that happing to you right now. This type of meditation allows you to begin to walk and work in a meditative, calm and relaxed way. Click here to visit the original source of this post

The Benefits of Zen Meditation Behind Bars

 

The Benefits of Zen Meditation Behind Bars

The Benefits of Zen Meditation Behind Bars

The benefits of implementing meditation programs in prisons have already proven themselves in a number of real world trials. In a five year Harvard University study on meditation and the at-rick population, indicated those who learned and practiced meditation, had significant reductions in stress, aggression and mental disorders along resulting in a reduction in violence. The Harvard study also concluded that the rate of recidivism among participating inmates was 30-35 percent less than in four other treatment groups.

In another study published by the Transcendental Meditation program, outline the benefits to both the correctional system and the prisoner themselves. These benefits included substantial cost saving by lowering staffing needs, lowering health cost, reduced recidivism and shorter prison stays.

And as wonderful as these benefits are for the department of corrections, they are even more powerful for those who have been incarcerated. Although meditation isn’t a panacea, it can help prisoners, which have become accustomed to failure, succeed by giving them the tools they need to take responsibility for themselves.

Now in a monthly meditation class inmates, at the Mark H. Luttrell Correctional Center, are getting the chance to reap the benefits of meditation before returning to a world without bars. Carol Crane, co-founder of “PremaHealing” an organization teaching meditation, healing and emotional processing, began teaching classes at the center after connecting with the support group, “families of Incarcerated Individuals.”

Here’s a bit of the article, by Louis Goggans, on “Zen behind bars…”

“Carol Crane, co-founder of PremaHealing, said the classes teach offenders how to avoid stress.

“We go in and teach them breathing exercises and ways to calm the mind. If they do have emotions arise as a response, they can use these techniques to process through those emotions, instead of having to react to them,” Crane said.

PremaHealing began providing the classes six months ago after partnering with the support group Families of Incarcerated Individuals.

The classes are part of the Families of Incarcerated Individuals’ “Doorways Reentry” program, which helps female offenders make a successful transition after their release. There are around 15 women in the class each month.

Marquetta Nebo, executive director of Families of Incarcerated Individuals, said the classes have helped many offenders vent personal anger.

“The emotional processes for meditation helps them release the anger they have bottled up in them,” Nebo said. “Instead of verbalizing everything, they can do these techniques.”

To qualify for the classes, offenders at Mark H. Luttrell have to be within 12 months of their release and recommended by correctional faculty.

PremaHealing and Families of Incarcerated Individuals are currently searching for additional funding to provide meditation classes for male prisoners at the Shelby County Jail.

“The literature seems to indicate this is worth doing,” said Rod Bowers, assistant chief jailer for the Shelby County Jail. “The benefits the classes could bring include inmates being better behaved, fewer disruptions, arguments and fights, and just day-to-day improvement with the management of the facility.”

Bowers said he didn’t know how much it would cost to institute the program at the men’s jail, but there would have to be long-term evidence that the meditation classes lower the rate of recidivism.

Crane said they decided to start the classes here after similar meditation classes at Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer, Alabama, were shown to lower disruption and violence at the facility.

“We thought Memphis would be a perfect place to incorporate a meditation teaching in the prison system,” Crane said. “Memphis has a lot of people who have experienced trauma, and there’s a lower economic situation here, which causes a lot of people to end up incarcerated.”

Nebo said she hopes they can acquire more funding, so more inmates have the opportunity to release bottled-up emotions and stress.

“The more avenues of therapy, the better,” Nebo said. “We need to give [male and female offenders] as many options as possible if we’re really trying to … get to the root cause of their emotional problems or issues that cause them to do these crimes.”

In an article I published awhile back, “Criminal Minds: Prisoners benefiting from Meditation,” I wrote about the effectiveness that David Krassner, a staff psychiatrist at the California Men’s Colony State Prison, had when he implemented a meditation program.

Given the overwhelming evidence of the success of meditation, as a highly effective method for helping prisoners cope with negative feelings, like anger and stress, and realizing the possible cost saving for the correctional system, especially in this economy, I believe that it’s time to begin integrating meditation in our prison system on a large scale. Click here to visit the original source of this post

The Meditation Benefit of Saving Time

The meditation benefit of saving time, how important is it? According to the “Yoga Vasistha,” one of the great books of the Vedic wisdom traditions, “Time is the consumer and we are its food. We are time’s food,” and “The inexorable passage of invisible and intangible time eats up all creatures. Knowing this, the wise keep their attention on the timeless;” so, the wisdom imparted here, would answer our question with a resounding, ‘very important.’

The Meditation Benefit of Saving Time

The Meditation Benefit of Saving Time

ᅠ“Among all the substances we misuse and abuse, the greatest is time. Time is life; we squander it at our peril. Killing time deadens ourselves,” begins Lama Sura Das in his article, “6 Time Management Tips from the Buddha.” The funny thing about time is that it has no absolute reality; in fact it was Einstein that taught us that it was relative. ᅠ

Alan Watts once used an hourglass as a metaphor in describing time, saying the way we view time is as if the big bulb at one end of the hourglass represented the past, and the big bulb at the other represented the future, with the narrow neck in between being the present. But when our perception of time changes we discover that, “…we have, in fact, an enormous present in which we live and that the purely abstract borders of this present are the past and the future.” ᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠ

Because time is a creation of thought, you move beyond time when you move passed thinking into the now, with your attention fully in this moment. How do you do that? Well, enter Lama Sura Das…

“Does anyone have time today? I do! During the 40 years I’ve spent studying and teaching Buddhism, and in the process of writing my new book, “Buddha Standard Time: Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now,” I’ve learned how to find, make, and keep time.

Actually, it’s not time we lack; it’s focus, awareness and a sense of priorities. We must change the space of the pace — wake ourselves up by shifting to another way of being. We have all the time in the world. It’s up to us to choose how to use it.

Create Some Space in the Pace

Re-mindfulness — remembering to remember, being mindful, returning to the moment, not living in the past or future — is the core of the Buddha’s path to awakening and enlightenment. This doesn’t mean being narcissistic or regressing to a teenager’s self-conscious whine of “What about me?” But rather recollecting ourselves and staying constantly aware of what we’re really doing right this minute.

Time-sickness is rampant today. People say they want to slow down and live more naturally and in a healthy and sane manner, but who knows how to actually do so, has time-medicine available, and is also ready, willing, and able? “Buddha Standard Time” offers a potent dose of tools and techniques, tips and pointers to heal this affliction. Awareness is the essential ingredient in this great journey, delivering to us the bigger picture as well as minute details along the way.

Catch Yourself Before Things Catch You

Annie Dillard wrote, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” The choice is yours. You can learn to catch yourself before things catch and entangle you. Try to apply remindfulness — intentional and nonjudgmental consideration — to everything you do, say, and think, before you blindly react.

In other words, pause and consider. Do you really want to play another game of Angry Birds, or would you rather giggle with your children for five minutes? Watch a rerun of a television program that wasn’t that great the first time, or spend half an hour meditating? Bury your head in the Internet, or put it on the pillow and get a good night’s sleep? With a mere moment of lucid attention we can increase the quality of each minute, each hour, and ultimately our lives.

Conscious Reframing

Sometimes it only takes a simple re-framing of our mental outlook to change our lives. I remember discovering that I could consciously and intentionally turn the interruptive chore of walking the dog twice a day into my time, and it became the best hour of my day. My loyal blond canine companion, Lili, taught me to re-frame dog walking as meditation. I could be with nature; befriend the world, my neighbors, and myself; develop a more inclusive attitude; and even get a little exercise. All it required was a small adjustment in consciousness and perspective. I call this conscious re-framing. It’s easy, free and extraordinarily rewarding.

Mindful Anger Management

Learn to utilize what I call a “wedge of awareness.” Impose your consciousness between thoughts, words, and actions — outer stimuli — and your inner reaction. If someone cuts you off in traffic, consciously stop and let it go; don’t cling to rage as you drive and allow someone else’s action to steal your time. This simple practice of equanimous detachment — it’s like returning to the breath again, again and yet again in meditation — can be extremely helpful because it liberates us from regret, anger and guilt and ultimately frees our time. It is the heart of what I call mindful anger management and can be applied to emotional processing of any kind…”

“…Time is an excellent servant but a poor master; you have to take time to make time, by intentionally creating some space in the pace. It’s now or never, as always. Who can afford to wait? Better to wake up to our lives, by thoroughly and uninhibitedly engaging in what we’re doing right now, mindful of our words, thoughts and deeds…”

As he continues in this post Lama Sura Das offers more wisdom and other ‘time management tips from the Buddha,’ such as, “mindful anger management,” to help us ‘find the time’ to connect with ourselves.

Meditation teaches is how to enter into the space where we can put our “attention on the timeless,” and learn how to be present. So that is the meditation benefit of saving time; saving our lives by keeping our attention on the place outside of time and space, the Divine.ᅠClick here to visit the original source of this post

Cooking with Presence a Meditation Benefit

Before to talk about the Zen meditation benefits, it is go to know that Zen actually means, “Meditation,” but Zen isn’t just sitting or formal meditation. Zen is meditation if you mean meditation is life, another way of saying mindfulness.

Cooking with Presence a Zen Meditation Benefit

Cooking with Presence a Zen Meditation Benefit

Zen is about letting go of attachments sometimes confused with letting go of strong opinions or feelings. Having opinions or feelings is fine, it’s human, the practice is to release any attachment to them, to recognize them, to acknowledge them, experience them and then let them go of them as they slip off into oblivion. ᅠ

One of the reasons that strong opinions or feelings arise is our need to feel in control, which is, of course, a myth of the ego. We aren’t in control. Practicing mindfulness is the way we can begin to relinquish our illusory idea of being in control, by accepting what ‘is’ and bring awareness to our participation in the illusion in the first place.

Because Zen is meditation and meditation is life, Zen is practiced in all aspects of life, sitting, writing, eating and cooking. This article is a Zen approach to the kitchen.

“I find it an encouraging and inspiring reminder for the 21st century; how to cultivate an attitude of caring, a spirit of generosity and of focus, right here in my kitchen.ᅠ I can do this while chopping vegetables, steaming kale, or washing dishes.ᅠ Meditation, bringing awareness and focus to day-to-day activities, can be done anywhere, even in the kitchen

Dogen goes on to say, in his instruction to the cook, that you should bring three minds to your work in the kitchen: Joyful Mind, Grandmother Mind, and Big Mind.

Joyful Mind is somewhat obvious, but not always easy to practice — enjoy what you do in the kitchen.ᅠ Be present, have fun, create an atmosphere that is playful and alive.ᅠ Bring your knives and vegetables and pots and pans alive.

Grandmother Mind is the attitude of unconditional love of sincerity and of acceptance.ᅠ Imagine planning, cooking, and cleaning with this mind, working with others with this mind, and serving food with the mind of grandmotherly love and acceptance.

Big Mind is the mind that is wide and open, accepting things as they are.ᅠ There is an expression in the Zen tradition that says The Way is easy; just avoid picking and choosing.ᅠ When you give up grasping and rejecting, the Way unfolds before you.ᅠ This is pointing to the spirit of Big Mind.ᅠ On one level, impossible.ᅠ On another, this is how are lives really are, beyond picking and choosing.ᅠ And yet, what should we make for dinner?”

Zen isn’t complicated; it is about ridding yourself of all the unwanted clutter, your fears, worries, opinions, unwanted feelings and attachments. Enlightening yourself of all this undesirable baggage is the real Zen meditation benefit.ᅠᅠ

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Embracing Change a Meditation Benefit

The Buddhist have a saying that goes something like this, suffering is wanting what you don’t have and not wanting what you do have, while happiness is the opposite, which is not about surrendering your desires, only accepting what is in this moment. ᅠ

The benefit of meditation is that it allows you the opportunity to practice acceptance by teaching you to hold judgment, open yourself to each experience without trying to change or resist it. ᅠ

Ed and Deb Shapiro share their thoughts on how to appreciate impermanence, and has you read through their list of “10 ways to embrace change,” I believe you’ll understand why I such a big fan of their blog posts.

“The world around us is not the same as it was just a moment ago. Babies have been born, people have died, clouds have passed overhead, waves have risen and fallen. Who we are now is not who we were last year, last week, yesterday, even a few minutes ago. Already we have changed, some of our cells have died while others have been created, while our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, ideas, even our relationships are as changeable as the weather or the seasons.

Change happens in the flash of a moment but the ego mind – our self-obsessiveness – needs to make everything appear solid and permanent. We even push death away like an unwanted object; no one actually believes they are going to die.

But just imagine if everything was permanent! Imagine how boring it would be if we were always the same: there would be no butterflies, no full moon, no cherry blossom and no cherries. Change is the reality of life so if we resist it then we are resisting the meaning of being here, which is to be always becoming something different, other than what we were before.

Here are 10 ways to make change your best friend:

1. Accept what is! If you can change something, then do; if you can’t change anything, then release resistance and simply be with what is.

2. Take risks. Life is about not having answers, taking chances and risks, and making the most of every moment, all without knowing what is going to happen next.

3. Be your own best friend. It is easy to blame and shame yourself, but now is the time you deserve the most love and kindness of all.

4. Every day is a new beginning. Each time you take a step forward you have no idea what might happen. But nothing will happen if you continue to stay where you are.

5. Keep falling as long as you keep picking yourself up! Making mistakes is not the problem, but not learning from them and moving on is.

6. Nothing lasts forever, so appreciate every moment fully and completely, as it will never happen again.

7. Think with your heart instead of your head. When you come from your heart you come to your senses!

8. Meditate. Take time to just stop and breathe, to remember why you are here, and to find what is of real meaning to you.

9. Don’t take yourself too seriously. A good sense of humor prevents a hardening of your attitudes, and stops your opinions from getting too rigid!

10. Do something for someone else and make giving to others a part of your life, especially if it is a smile and a hug.”


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Ed and Deb Shapiro are the authors of, “Be the Change,” a new book, on “how meditation can transform you and the world.” And I suppose that changing the world would be considered and large meditation benefit. Click here to visit the original source of this post

How can Meditation Benefit Entrepreneurs?

In order to be successful in any entrepreneurial endeavor requires focus and attention. How does meditation play a part in developing focus and attention? Actually, meditation is the process of paying attention and learning to focus your attention.

How can Meditation Benefit Entrepreneurs

How can Meditation Benefit Entrepreneurs

By concentrating any energy, physical or mental, you create greater power, and in the case of mental energy, focused awareness is concentration. You will accomplish more and perform better in any situation, including business if you can concentrate.ᅠ

He asked the student in charge of preparing the zendo (meditation hall) if everything was ready. The student replied that all of the important stuff was complete and only a few minor details were left to do. The abbot nodded and went back to his work.

Increasing your ability to focus on the small details is a meditation benefit that can produce big results and help you avoid even bigger problems, as the author of this post details.

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Vipassana Meditation the Benefits of Buddhist Meditation

The Vipassana tradition of Buddhism, also known as insight meditation, gained popularity in the west during the 1970s, when pioneers, like Jack Kornfield, returned from Southeast Asia having studied with Theravada masters.

Benefits of Buddhist meditation

Vipassana Meditation

What is Vipassana? Simple defiition of Vipassana (mindfulness) meditation with resources, some free.

Insight meditation arises naturally from breath awareness. Resting in stillness, allowing the mind to be without judgment or attachment, watching as thoughts, feelings, sensations or visualizations, rise and fall like waves on the ocean. Sitting with simple awareness. Vipassana meditation doesn’t require concentrating on a single focus point, such as a candle, a mantra, or the breath.

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The Meditation Benefit of Happiness

The Purpose of Life is to be Truly Happy

According to the wisdom traditions the purpose of life is to be truly happy, and our desire for happiness is an integral part of our nature, and it’s evolutionary. The mistake we make very often is, believing that if we get, accomplish or become something else, then we will be happy. Not realizing it’s the other way around, that by being happy now, it will lead to our getting, accomplishing and becoming what we most desire.

The Meditation Benefit of Happiness

The Meditation Benefit of Happiness

The wisdom traditions teach that happiness is found in being and not by doing, and it’s defined as bliss, contentment and joy without need or cause. Understanding intellectually, what happiness is and where it’s found, is much different than applying that knowledge. You can learn to address the root causes of unhappiness, but that’s only half the challenge, the other half is in the application and the practice. This is where meditation becomes a benefit.

Happiness and meditation have been long been linked together and now western science understands why. Scientists have now identified, the happiness set point, where happiness is located in the brain and the neurotransmitters of happiness.

The Neurotransmitters of Happiness

According to these researchers, it’s the release of neurotransmitters in the seat of higher thinking, the pre-frontal cortex, which changes the brains set-point for happiness. Meditation stimulates the release of neurotransmitters, including opiates, serotonin, oxytocin, and dopamine. So, we now know that happiness isn’t some elusive emotion, it’s a physiological state which can be studied and measured. The effects of meditation on all the neurotransmitters change the brains set point for happiness in a way that no single drug can.

The Most Powerful Benefit of Meditation

As important, as the physiological effects are, there is a more powerful benefit that meditation offers in awakening true happiness. The Eastern spiritual traditions, from the beginning, understood that life inevitably contains suffering, from accidents to aging, from natural disasters to death. These same Eastern traditions diagnosed suffering and found five main causes of unhappiness and then came to understand that all of them were contained in the first; ignorance of your true identity. Once you experience your true nature, who you really are, then your suffering will come to an end.

Meditation is the key to discovering your true identity which lies in deep in your consciousness beyond your mind, intellect, and ego. Meditation allows you to discover, and most importantly, experience, that part of you that transcends space-time, cause and effect; the part of you that’s immortal, your core consciousness. The experience of self-realization is experience of enlightenment, which is the only permanent cure for unhappiness.

Enlightenment is knowing your real self, or as Deepak puts it, “In the world of constant change, there is something that doesn’t change,” know that ‘something,’ is the real you. When you experience yourself as the non-change in a world of change, and come to know the underlying ground state as who you really are, then you have discovered the key to true happiness.

Two of the best sources for deeper exploration into this meditation benefit are; Marci Shimoff’s book, “Happy for No Reason,” and Deepak Chopra’s book, “The Ultimate Happiness Prescription.”

Here are this weeks post on the Meditation benefits of Happiness.

Meditation for Women: Can Meditation improve Gross National Happiness?

In my work for the David Lynch Foundation, I find teaching at-risk children the Transcendental Meditation technique is one of the most valuable tools you can give a young person. They grow in self worth and inner happiness as they daily …

Publish Date: 04/18/2011 6:10

http://meditationforwomen.blogspot.com/2011/04/gross-national-happiness-key-to-more.html

Video: Sharon Salzberg talks meditation and “Real Happiness

Sharon Salzberg’s “Real Happiness” challenge: What’s it like to meditate for 28 days? | Our March 2011 review of Salzberg’s new book Real Happiness | Shambhala Sun Audio: Sharon Salzberg (Dec 13, 2010) | Sharon Salzberg: “Surprised by …

Publish Date: 02/18/2011 10:22

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Meditation Cultivates Happiness and Changes Your Brain – Kalu

“Many studies have shown that meditation is good for the mind. It’s also good for the body; it is good for the immune system, blood circulation, and overall sense of happiness” he said. At the Open Center event, Rinpoche told his …

Publish Date: 05/08/2011 7:16

http://kalurinpochela.org/meditation-happiness-and-your-brain/

Happiness and Meditation

I think, without them, all the other steps would be nothing. 2. Meditation, Happiness and the Trap of the Intellect (http://www.treelight.com/essays/meditationAndHappiness.html). Here, intellect plays a major role in one’s happiness. …

Publish Date: 05/01/2011 6:58

http://livinglife.sweetperceptions.com/2011/05/happiness-and-meditation/

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Russell Simmons: Happiness and Transcendental Meditation

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Smiling Buddha Meditation Technique for Peace and Happiness

anmolmehta.com (free article with full details). If you want to be happy, peaceful and have confidence, then the Smiling Buddha Meditation Technique is perfect for you. Although this meditation uses mantras, mudras, etc to bestow it’s benefits, it’s …

Matthieu Ricard: Habits of happiness

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The Emotionally Unexpected Benefits of Meditation

One of the benefits of meditation may not seem like such a benefit when it first occurs. The benefit I’m talking about is emotional release. In this article, what the author’s experience of his first few days of Vipassana, while they are unique to the individual, they are not unique to the process.

The emotional release that he experienced was, at first, shocking to him. And all the tears, the “powerful surges” of emotion, seemed, to be foreign to what he understood meditation to be.

The realization that meditation is not all “sweetness and light” and that it’s part of the awakening process is facing our shadow energy’s. Enlightenment is the process out ‘lightening up or letting go and that includes all our repressed emotions.

So when would-be practitioners ask about the benefits of meditation, I tend not to give a straight answer. Will it help you be less stressed? Reduce your pain? Make you think more clearly? Stop you from eating too much? Well, maybe it will help with  
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For many people the real meditation benefits occur as the result of an emotional realization; the release of stress and, many times, the relief of physical pain come as the result of a deep seated emotional release.

This is meditation’s gift and it’s challenge, to experience the benefits you must be willing to take the responsibility, not the blame, that is the process of self-realization and emotional freedom.

Buddhist Meditation Music the Benefit – Relaxation

It’s time for a musical meditation benefits interlude. This is a video that can be enjoyed with eyes open or closed. Open, there are wonderful photos of wildlife and nature.

This video is very good for meditation,relaxation and unwinding sit back and enjoy A really relaxing video with music videos from around natureᅠ
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You can make listening to music a meditation itself, by mindful of the music in the same way you are mindful of the breath and listen with full attention.